Happy birthday to you… Happy birthday to you… Happy birthday dear daddy…Happy birthday to you! So it was my husband’s birthday yesterday. The kids decided to surprise him with a duet performance of piano and hand drum and of course singing! Oh my cuteness! My husband and me spent the whole night watching the video like 6000 times!
I came across this almond cake recipe from Food 52 the other day after lunch. Then I thought about the beautiful peaches and blueberries in my refrigerator. And here it goes, a very simple, elegant and delicious cake that takes no time to put together!
I am not going to lie. This recipe is pretty much a recycled one. I adapted my go-to shortbread recipe by adding some espresso and pecans in the cookie dough. And we got some buttery, nutty and coffee-infused cookies, which are already insanely good.
Yesterday I had my very first Instagram meet-up with one of my favorite cake decorators, Nancy from Saltadena. She came from Bellingham, WA to visit Vancouver with her lovely family. Oh I almost died over her little baby girl’s cuteness! Check out her Instagram and you will know what I am talking about. We had so much to chat about yet too little time. Huge thanks to Instagram for bringing me to awesome new friends.
Calling all lemon lovers! This lemon cake is lemony, tangy, moist, fluffy and delicious. It’s amazing to eat it plain, even more amazing with lemon glaze, but truly incredible to go with some lemony whipped cream and fresh berries. So wonderful for your summer backyard party.